Burn-off gets out of control due to windy conditions
A BURN-OFF got a little out of hand at an Orchard Rd property near Murray's Bridge, and saw five appliances deployed to tackle the blaze.
The fire was quickly brought under control by 3pm yesterday and posed no threat to homes or other properties.
Those carrying out permitted burns are reminded to check weather conditions before lighting fires.
Weatherzone meteorologist Ben McBurney said the Southern Downs was likely to see some south-easterly winds over the weekend with a few showers.
"They'll only be light showers, between 1-5mm in some parts," Mr McBurney said.
Temperatures should remain around the mid 20s today and tomorrow with a little less drizzle tomorrow.
"We're looking at the possibility of 2-3mm (tomorrow) and the same temperatures," he said.
"That's a bit below average temperatures for this time of year, and that's because of a high pressure ridge sitting over the Tasman, preventing heat from coming across.
Into Monday, Mr McBurney said the ridge would persist, keeping temperatures much the same into the start of the week.
"On Tuesday the ridge will start to weaken slightly and it will start to get a bit more sunny into the rest of the week," he said.
"Wednesday could be quite dry and we'll see it start to warm up to about 27 degrees and that will remain for the other days after that."
Ensure you contact your local fire brigade and register for a permit if you wish to conduct controlled burns.